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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Oulipo movement in France
  • n. A member of this movement

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Examples

  • What might American fiction look like if Perec and his fellow Oulipians -- including the American Oulipian Harry Mathews -- did become more fully available to would-be writers?

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  • The Oulipian strategy behind Paul Griffiths 'short novel Let Me Tell You (Reality Street) is made plain on the book's back cover:

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  • Like the Oulipian work Suburbia by Paul Fournel, who publishes a novel composed of nothing but its own apparatus and footnotes, The Body draws aesthetic attention to the peripheral topography of the page, analyzing the poetics of a neglected, miniature genre that often escapes scrutiny because its functionalism renders it too marginal or too subaltern to warrant either artistic emphasis or literary analysis.

    Quick Review 05 : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • I'm always glad to see an Oulipian incursion into the mainstream media, so I was amused to read this review by Bernard Holland in today's New York Times, in which he says provocative things about the heyday and waning reputations of George Crumb and Krzysztof Penderecki.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Like the Oulipian work Suburbia by Paul Fournel, a novel composed of nothing but its own apparatus and footnotes, The Body draws aesthetic attention to the peripheral topography of the page, analyzing the poetics of a neglected, miniature genre that often escapes scrutiny because its functionalism renders it too marginal or subaltern to warrant either artistic emphasis or literary analysis.

    Buckley, Boully, Bervin ongoing reading notes

  • Speaking of Oulipian techniques, our own Christian Bök has a good book of lipograms, poems (in this case a book-length prose poems) arranged to leave out particular letters (in this case, vowels).

    anagrams in america : Stephen Burt : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • We here at Mumpsimus Central are fans of many different sorts of streaks, including any Oulipian ones, and I'm sure we're not alone.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Oulipian writing involves composing text according to constraints (rules) that are invented and arbitrary.

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  • That is an Oulipian strategy-the world makes little sense, but by imposing some arbitrary structure on it, you begin, paradoxically, to reveal something of the deeper unspeakable issue itself.

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  • A famous author’s blog has a 5-day hurrah for an Oulipian without rival, a facial hair champion, a wordsman so grand no long intro shall dim my post.

    2007 March : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

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